Updated
Mar 7th, 2013
First Posted
Mar 7th, 2013

PacketShaper vs Netenforcer vs ET/BWMGR

Below find a comparison of ET/BWMGR appliances with the offerings from Allot Communications and Blue Coat (PacketShaper). One selling point of our products is that since we use off the shelf hardware you don't need to buy expensive hardware support. The CPUs selected for the ET/BWMGR products are the minimum recommended for the throughput specified.

Traffic Shaper Comparison @200Mb/s

  ET/R2400-L ET/R2800 Allot AC-502 PacketShaper 10000ISP
List Price: $5,345. $6,495 $19,700. $40,000
Updates/Premium Support: $750./ year $750/year ~$3500./ year $4800./ year
Operating System: FreeBSD FreeBSD Linux Linux
CPU E3-1276v3 E5-1650v3 ??? Quad Core 3.2Gh
Physical Network 10/100/1000Mb/s Ethernet 10/100/1000Mb/s Ethernet 10/100/1000Mb/s Ethernet 10/100/1000Mb/s Ethernet
License Throughput 200Mb/s 200Mb/s 200Mb/s 200Mb/s
Number of Policy Definitions Unlimited Unlimited 4096 5000
Number of Classes Unlimited Unlimited 1,024 10,000
Number of Connections Unlimited Unlimited 256,000 1.3 Million
Packets/Second Shaping Yes Yes No No
Bursting w/Multiple Triggers Yes Yes No No
Auto-Shaping Yes Yes No No
Auto-Update over Internet Yes Yes No No
p2p Protocol Tracking:
Kazaa, Morpheus, etc
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Management Interface: HTML HTML Java HTML
Traffic Monitor Yes Yes Yes Yes
TCP Window Pacing Yes Yes No Yes
Accounting/Statistics Database Yes Yes Yes (extra $$$) Yes
Hardware Failover/Bypass Yes Yes Yes Yes

Prices for other vendors are for reference only. Check with vendor for actual current pricing

Traffic Shaper Price Comparison @ 2Gb/s

  ET/R2800 Allot AC-6000 PacketShaper S500
List Price: $16,095. $81,150. $100,818.
Updates/Premium Support: $750./year2 $13,673./year $19,000./year3
Operating System: FreeBSD Linux Linux
CPU 8 Core 3.0Ghz ??? 8 Cores
Physical Network 10Gb/s Fiber SPF+ 10Gb/s Fiber/CX4 Ethernet 10Gb/s Fiber/CX4 Ethernet
License Throughput 2Gb/s 2Gb/s Unlimited4
Number of Policy Definitions Unlimited 4096 5000
Number of Classes Unlimited 1,024 10,000
Number of Connections Unlimited 256,000 1.3 Million
Packets/Second Shaping Yes No No
Bursting w/Multiple Triggers Yes No No
Auto-Shaping Yes No No
Auto-Update over Internet Yes No No
p2p Protocol Tracking:
Kazaa, Morpheus, etc
Yes Yes Yes
Management Interface: HTML Java HTML
Traffic Monitor Yes Yes Yes
TCP Window Pacing Yes No Yes
Accounting/Statistics Database Yes Yes (extra $$$) Yes
Hardware Failover/Bypass Yes No Yes

Note: Prices for other vendors are for reference only. Check with vendor for actual current pricing
1Transceivers not included
2Software Updates and Tech Support Only
3$12,000 Hardware, $7,000 software. There may be combined options
4Bluecoat FAQ indicates that 3Gb/s aggregate throughput (1.5Gb/s full duplex) is the "typical" max load

Traffic Shaper Price Comparison @ 10Gb/s

  ET/R2800 Allot AC-6000 Packetshaper S500
List Price: $21,595. $131,150. $161,310.
Updates/Premium Support: $750./year2 $13,673./year > 19,000./year
Operating System: FreeBSD Linux Linux
CPU E5-2690v3 (12 Core 2.6Ghz) ??? 20 Cores
Physical Network 10Gb/s Fiber Ethernet 10Gb/s Ethernet 10Gb/s Fiber Ethernet
Max Throughput 10Gb/s 8Gb/s 10Gb/s
Number of Policy Definitions Unlimited 4096 25000
Number of Connections Unlimited 5,000,000 2,000,000
Packets/Second Shaping Yes No No
Bursting w/Multiple Triggers Yes No No
Auto-Shaping Yes No No
Auto-Update over Internet Yes No No
p2p Protocol Tracking:
Kazaa, Morpheus, etc
Yes Yes Yes
Management Interface: HTML/JS Java HTML
Traffic Monitor Yes Yes Yes
TCP Window Pacing Yes No Yes
Accounting/Statistics Database Yes Yes (extra $$$) Yes
Hardware Failover/Bypass Yes No Yes

Note: Prices for other vendors are for reference only. Check with vendor for actual current pricing
1Transceivers not included
2Software Updates and Tech Support Only
3$12,000 Hardware, $7,000 software. There may be combined options
4Bluecoat FAQ indicates that 3Gb/s aggregate throughput (1.5Gb/s full duplex) is the "typical" max load

PacketShaper is a registered Trademark of Blue Coat Systems, Inc.
NetEnforcer is a registered tradmark of Allot Communications, Inc.

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